Face masks

Face masks provide protection following an injury without restricting your vision or your performance. Due to the individual nature of facial injuries it is important that your face mask is custom made to ensure secure fit and appropriate protection. Many sports have rulings about specifications for protective face masks, our orthotists will make sure your face mask meets the appropriate regulations.

What are the indications for using a face mask?

There are a number of indications for using a face mask including protection for:

  • Facial lacerations
  • Facial fractures
  • Burns
  • Skin grafts

This is not an exhaustive list, if you are unsure if a face mask would be suitable for you please contact us.

When should a face mask be used?

A face mask can be used in a wide variety of sports, most commonly they are worn where you face is at risk of injury such as football, basketball, hockey, rugby and netball. They can however be worn in most sports which do not require you to wear a full face helmet as part of standard protection. Our orthotists will follow guidelines set by sporting regulation bodies to ensure you are able to wear your face mask safely during your sport.

What are the benefits of using a face mask?

There are many benefits from using a face mask including:

  • You are able to remain active despite facial injuries
  • Increase protection against further injury
  • Increased confidence during sporting performance

If you require more information about the benefits of wearing a face mask please contact us.

What is the process to receive a face mask?

At Orthotics UK our face masks are all custom made to ensure maximum protection and comfort. To achieve this your orthotist will take a scan of your face and a series of measurements. Using this information your mask will be created. You will be able to select the colour as well as the strapping device to ensure the mask is comfortable to wear and secure during sport.

How do I arrange an assessment for a face mask?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email office@orthotics.co.uk.

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